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Success! Chanthim from Cambodia raised $465 to fund fracture repair surgery.

Chanthim
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  • $465 raised, $0 to go
$465
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Chanthim's treatment was fully funded on January 31, 2020.

Photo of Chanthim post-operation

February 2, 2020

Chanthim underwent fracture repair surgery.

Chanthim’s surgery went well and he’s been working with the physiotherapy team to improve the mobility and function in his leg. Surgery will allow Chanthim to greatly improve his quality of life and allow him to walk and work.

“I am so glad that my injuries are healing and that I can walk well again without any pain,” he said.

Chanthim's surgery went well and he's been working with the physiotherapy team to improve the mobility and function in his leg. Surgery will...

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January 6, 2020

Chanthim is a 33-year-old security guard from Cambodia. He enjoys exercising, listening to music, and taking care of his daughter in his spare time.

In November of 2019, Chanthin was in a motorcycle accident and collided with a car, fracturing his left hip. He has pain everyday and cannot walk without support.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, can help. On January 7th, Chanthim will undergo a fracture repair procedure, which will cost $465. Surgery will allow him to walk easily again and regain strength in his hip and leg.

“I hope that I will no longer have any pain and can walk well again so that I will be able to return to my work and help my family make a living,” he said.

Chanthim is a 33-year-old security guard from Cambodia. He enjoys exercising, listening to music, and taking care of his daughter in his spa...

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Chanthim's Timeline

  • January 6, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Chanthim was submitted by Lindsay Bownik, Stakeholder Relations Officer at Children's Surgical Centre, our medical partner in Cambodia.

  • January 07, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Chanthim received treatment at Kien Khleang National Rehabilitation Centre. Medical partners often provide care to patients accepted by Watsi before those patients are fully funded, operating under the guarantee that the cost of care will be paid for by donors.

  • January 07, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Chanthim's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 31, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Chanthim's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 02, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Chanthim's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 5 donors

Funded by 5 donors

Treatment
ORIF / External Fixation / Fracture
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $465 for Chanthim's treatment
Hospital Fees
$65
Medical Staff
$311
Medication
$0
Supplies
$81
Labs
$3
Radiology
$5
  • Symptoms
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Cultural or regional significance

​What kinds of symptoms do patients experience before receiving treatment?

Patients in need of open reduction internal fixation (ORIF) surgeries experience painful fractures or recurrent dislocations. Usually, these injuries result from traffic accidents or other trauma injuries.

​What is the impact on patients’ lives of living with these conditions?

Living with an abnormal or deformed bone limits function and can interfere with daily activities. It is also extremely painful.

What cultural or regional factors affect the treatment of these conditions?

Due to lack of helmet usage and weak enforcement of traffic laws, there is a high rate of traffic accidents in Cambodia. This causes many of the fractures and bone dislocations our medical partner sees.

  • Process
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Risks and side-effects
  • Accessibility
  • Alternatives

What does the treatment process look like?

The deformed or abnormal bone is broken and correctly aligned, and any fragments are fixed. Following the realignment of the bone, metal plates, pins, rods, wires, or screws are attached to the bone for stabilization as the internal fixation.

What is the impact of this treatment on the patient’s life?

Patients will experience restored function and mobility and reduced pain. Patients regain independence and return to work, school, and family life.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

Complications from this surgery are rare but include infection, nerve damage, blood clots, and tissue irritation from the hardware.

How accessible is treatment in the area? What is the typical journey like for a patient to receive care?

Rural Cambodians often self-medicate or seek treatment from traditional healers because they cannot afford hospital treatment. Many patients are referred to CSC by word of mouth.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

There is no alternative care for this treatment.

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